Welcome to Year 3

Home Learning

Each week Year 3 are creating two new home learning grids.  One of these will involve some screen based activities and one will be a completely screen free alternative. The grids contain suggestions for activities the children might like to engage with. The home learning grids can be found below our 'Home Learning Gallery'.  The office will also be e-mailing these out to parents.  If you need any support with the learning activities, remember you can e-mail your class teacher for support.  Their e-mail can be found at the bottom of the page.  There is also other learning suggestions listed further down the page or on the main school homepage.

Home Learning Gallery

Below is a selection of the fantastic pieces of work the children in Year 3 have been whilst learning at home.  We are very proud of all your hard work Year 3!  Keep it up!

Learning Grids for week commencing 13th July

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Screen Free.pdf
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Reading Resources

Starfish Reading Comprehension.pdf
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Sun, Sea and Beach Safety Reading Compre
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English Resources

How to write a recount PowerPoint.ppt
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Holiday recount example.pdf
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Seaside Shape Poem.pdf
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Maths Resources

Mass and Capacity Revision booklet.pdf
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Monday maths challenge.pdf
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Monday maths answers.pdf
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Tuesday maths challenge.pdf
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Tuesday maths answers.pdf
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Thursday maths challenge.pdf
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Thursday maths challenge Potion shelf.pd
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Thursday maths answers.pdf
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Friday maths challenge and answers.pdf
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Topic Resources

Seaside then and now Powerpoint.ppt
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History of seaside holidays information.
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Seaside past and present sheet.pdf
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Science Resources

Salt Experiment.pdf
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Sun Safety PowerPoint.ppt
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Sun Safety Advert.pdf
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Under the sea food chains PowerPoint.ppt
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Transition Resources

Moving up to Year 4.pdf
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Learning grids for week commencing 6th July

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Screen Free.pdf
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Fact File Template.pdf
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Planning a non-chronological report.ppt
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Non Chronological report checklist.pdf
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Garden Birds Reading Comprehension.pdf
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All about Me Bunting.pdf
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Drawing Jungle animals.pdf
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End of Year Memories.pdf
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French Pets Word Search.pdf
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Plastic Pollution.ppt
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Spider safari.pdf
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The Zoo Vet Workout .pdf
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Fact sheets for screen free grid

Birds in Your Garden Differentiated Read
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Emperor Penguin Life Cycle Differentiate
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Fox Reading Comprehension.pdf
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Hedgehogs Differentiated Reading Compreh
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Minibeasts Differentiated Reading Compre
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Polar Animals Differentiated Reading Com
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Learning Grids and resources week commencing 29th June

Year 3 Screen Learning Grid
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Year 3 Screen Free Learning Grid
Screen Free.pdf
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English Resources

Aisha the Superhero Princess Story Power
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Story Planner.pdf
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Reading Resources

How to set up Bug Club.pdf
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Kangaroo Kid Reading Comprehension.pdf
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Lizard Lad Reading Comprehension.pdf
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Super Grizzly Girl Reading Comprehension
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Maths Resources

Challenge - add and subtract mass.pdf
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Thursday Challenge - order mass.pdf
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Thursday Challenge - order mass answers.
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Challenge - read mass on a scale.pdf
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Challenge - read mass on a scale answers
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Reading scales and answers.pdf
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Science Resources

Lava Lamp.pdf
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Potion Experiment.pdf
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Superhero Shadows Experiment.pdf
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Trap the Supervillain Investigation.pdf
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Trap the Supervillain Answer Sheet.pdf
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Creative Curriculum Resources

comic strip template 1.pdf
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comic strip template 2.pdf
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Modern day heroes.pdf
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PE and Wellbeing Resources

Fitness Bingo Board.pdf
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Fitness bingo instructions.pdf
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Fun Fitness Bingo Cards.pdf
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Recommended activities to support home learning for Year 3

In Year 3 we recommend you choose a Reading, writing or maths activity as well as a creative curriculum (well-being/PE, science or topic) task each day.  Each task should take up to an hour to complete.



  • Twenty mins reading per day
  • Learn 5 words from the statutory word list sent out in your pack. Find the definitions in a dictionary or online and practise writing them cursively.
  • Complete a home reading challenge.


  • Write a story in the style of David Walliam’s ‘World’s Worst Children’ using the character you created. Remember to use the opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending format.
  • Illustrate your story.


  • TT Rockstars/Time table practise (10 mins per day)
  • How many different ways can you create 1/10 (one tenth)? This could be using lego, pencils, drawings etc
  • Complete the pancake fractions questions (see resources below) in your home learning books. Mark them using the answers provided.

Topic - The UK

Project Work:

Create a piece of work about a river in the UK. This can be written or on PowerPoint.

  • Explore which counties your river flows through.
  • Investigate the animals that you might find living by and in the river.
  • Record details like: the length, depth, change over time and start and
  • finishing points.
  • Does your river have any bridges, dams or significant land marks along the way?

Make your project as detailed and colourful as you can.


Science - The Human Body:

  • Research how many bones are in the human body.
  • Can you draw an outline of a person and label 5 bones in your home learning book?
  • Write 5 facts about the bones in a human body.


Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 3!  We have three Year 3 classes at The Discovery School located in the main building, to the left of the school office.  The three classes in Year 3 are:

  • Curie - taught by Miss Beard and Miss Smith
  • Nightingale - taught by Mrs Coldwell (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), Mrs Healey ( Thursday, Friday) and Mrs Stiff
  • Pasteur - taught by Miss Coppard and Mrs Catchpole

Life in Year 3 is full of excitement. This is the year at The Discovery School that the children have the opportunity to:


  • Have swimming as part of their PE lessons!
  • Start to learn to speak French.
  • Earn the much coveted "Pen Licence" – when their handwriting is immaculate!
  • Have tennis lessons!


Throughout the year we look at the following cross-curricular topics:

  • Terms 1 and 2: Yabadabadoo! - A study of the Stone Age to Iron Age.

Science: we are comparing and classifying rocks and soils

Art and Design Technology: we are experimenting with different grades of pencil, as well as mixing and using primary colour paint. We are also working with levers and linkages to create movement.

Computing: we are working collaboratively to find appropriate information and beginning to look at programming.

PSHE: we continue to develop a Growth Mind-set approach and we are also working on how we use our Zones of Regulation to cope in different situations.

History: we are using a range of artefacts and evidence to describe the past.

Music: we are using our aural memory to recall sounds. 

R.E. we are making links between different beliefs in society.


  • Terms 3 and 4: Sink your teeth into the UK - A geography and DT food study of the UK.

Science: Light and shadow. We will be exploring how light occurs, how it can be used for protection and how shadows are formed.

Design and Technology: Children will be developing skills in stitching, cutting and joining as part of a sewing project to make a handy pocket.

PSHE: We will be covering values like - respect for others, bullying, empathy and relationships.

Geography: This is our first deep dive into the subject of physical and human characteristics of the country in which we live.

R.E. In order progress learning in this subject, the children we begin to study the Bible and the practice of prayer, with comparisons across different religions.

French: Learning the language continues with - Days of the week, numbers, describing their appearance and the vocabulary for animals.

Computing: The children will start to study coding and making their own programs 


  • Terms 5 and 6: Groovy Greeks - A study of the Ancient Greeks. 

The Soil Workshop


The children conducted a ph test on various soil samples in order to determine whether the soil was acidic or alkaline. They also discussed why this test was important  for farmers and cultivators.





Testing whether a soil has good drainage was quite a lot of fun.........


Examining the soil using magnifying glasses and testing its consistency using water was the messiest fun of all!


Reading every night – to be recorded in the reading record (if a child records this, please can an adult over see this occasionally to check in). Children are expected to read every night and will be rewarded for this on a weekly basis. 

  • Reading Challenge - The expectation is that children will complete one activity from each column between now and the end of term. All children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded with a film afternoon. Please remember to sign off the reading challenge as proof that your child is completing the activities.
  • Times table practice – Children must practice times tables at home each week. We will notify which times table your child should be working on each week. Do not forget that every child has access to TT Rock stars. https://ttrockstars.com/
  • Weekly spellings to learn - using a variety of methods. The children will be tested on these weekly. A copy of the spellings for the term can be found below.  


Swimming takes place on a Tuesday afternoon - this is a statutory requirement.  Each class goes swimming at Larkfield for two terms during the year.  Pasteur class are swimming during terms 1 and 2.  Curie class are going during term 3 and term 4.  Nightingale class will be going in terms 5 and 6.  On the days that they go swimming, they will need a named towel, swimming costume and a hair brush or comb.   We strongly recommend that the children are also provided with a set of goggles.  All of this should be brought in a suitable waterproof bag. If your child has long hair, they must tie this back. Larkfield swimming pool require children to take their earrings out for swimming lessons.

Year 3 Reminders and Letters

- Please remember that both indoor and outdoor P.E. kits must be in school and labelled at the start of each term.

- Children do not need to bring in a pencil case with equipment. Everything they need will be supplied.

Forest school reminder.pdf
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Y3 Parent Information Evening

Click here to see the Power Point from the Information Evening

Key Dates

Class Timetables

Provision maps

Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school.  If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.

We launched our Stone Age topic with a range of exciting activities including: Cave painting and an archaeological dig.


What a great way to learn about this fascinating period in history!

Open Door


We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:


  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.


Please remember that Staff will not be checking their emails after 5pm or during weekends/holidays and we have a 48 hour response time. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:


Mrs Coldwell, Nightingale - ccaldwell@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Mrs Healey, Nightingale - chealey@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Miss Beard, Curie - tbeard@discovery.kent.sch.uk


Miss Coppard, Pasteur - pcoppard@discovery.kent.sch.uk 


Provision Map

Click here for our Provision Map

Useful Information

Click on the links below to access online copies of classroom documents:

Yr3 Grammar Glossary.pdf
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